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Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District
Ranked #29 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“great hotel, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

From the minute of arrival, you are made to feel welcome, especially by Brandon at the front desk. The hotel is wonderfully situated, across the street from the Visitor Center and from the downtown trolleys, which run all over free of charge, coming every 15-20 minutes. Breakfast was the usual Hampton Inn fare, plenty to eat to start off the day, and breakfast on the go available if you need to leave early. Brandon also recommended places to eat, because in this local area, the prices are ridiculously high. Best places to eat turned out to be in the Market area, where there is a good variety.

The only disappointment was the room itself - perfectly comfortable and with all amenities, but very small and dark, with only a tiny window - very unusual in Hampton Inns which I have used all over the States. I was only staying a couple of nights, so it wasn't a big deal, but had I been staying longer, I should have asked to move. Also, zircon only worked spasmodically and it was stifling in the room. No refrigerator, which is these sorts of temperatures would have been a boon.

But this is really nitpicking, and overall I enjoyed my stay.

Room Tip: Ask for large room with good windows
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Franklin, TN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Disappointed in our recent stay at the Hampton and first time in Charleston. I actually cancelled our reservations at the nearby Embassy Suites to save a few bucks, but wish I had just paid the extra 15/night for a better hotel. The location of the hotel is excellent. It's right across the street from the Visitor's Center, where one can catch the free shuttle various locations in Charleston. The parking was also very convenient, in the next door garage, and very easy unloading and loading belongings at checkin/checkout. The lobby is very nice, and the staff very friendly. However, our room was just terrible. Upon entering, one is immediately hit by an intense moldy/ mildew smell, and I am NOT one to notice these kinds of things. IT was almost overwhelming. Also, the room was hot, but we assumed it would cool off after a few hours of running the a/c. NOPE. It stayed hot all night, no covers needed, and I am usually freezing in places. Also, I should've read the amenities of the rooms, because there was NO refrigerator in room, and we had our son's medicine which needed to be cold/ refrigerated. We made do with our ice chest, but I should've looked or asked before booking the Hampton over Embassy. I know we possibly could've gotten another room, but after the trip, and unpacking, we just stuck it out. Again, we were hopeful the air would start working, but it never really cooled off. I did, however, like that we had a back door, (we were on the ground level) that opened to a sidewalk right near the pool. The kids enjoyed the pool, and we all liked the ease of getting to and from the pool without having to traipse through the lobby. The breakfast was standard Hampton, but very good with a good selection. The staff were very friendly. We weren't in the room very much during the day, so the lack of a/c and smell were only bothersome at night. We hotel is in an excellent location though, just steps from a trolley stop, a couple blocks off the park, and a bit of a walk, but not too bad, to restaurants. I would probably not stay here on a return trip unless other hotels were unavailable

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

My husband and I went to Charleston to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was our first trip there. We so enjoyed the getaway because of the perfect location of the Hampton and the wonderful staff at the Hampton, especially Brandon Davis, AGM, and Lily who worked the front desk for most of our stay. The rooms were nice and clean, the free breakfast was yummy and the historic Hampton was well located right across from the Visitor Center. We can't wait to return. We were there for a week but the friendliness and the history of this beutiful city will never be forgotten!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

EXcellecnt location. Never had to drive anywhere to experience Charleston. Right across the street from the Visitor Center as well as the trolly stops for free transportation. Great restaurants within walking distance.

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Reeves, LA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

The hotel is in the perfect location. A garage is next door to park your car for a fee and the hub for the city trolley system is right out a side door. One block away from King Street with lots of shopping, eats, and bars. The hotel staff was amazing. Everyone was helpful and they acted like they really enjoy their jobs. Enjoyed seeing Raven every day. The breakfast was good and plenty to eat.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here due to good reviews. It did not disappoint. The location, across the street from visitor center and trolly stop was perfect. Trolly was always on time. We also took a couple tours out of there. The hotel itself was clean, employees friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. The rooms were pretty small, but nice. Just FYI- using taxis, go with yellow cab. They are much cheaper. We paid almost $10 more on airport run coming vs leaving.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

If you are hoping to score points for a romantic getaway weekend the Hampton Inn brand won't help. Instead, book a quaint, old, hotel and experience the charm of history. However, you won't find an unwelcome surprises with this Hampton Inn. It's an old historic building but they have renovated to the standards of what you expect from Hampton Inn - including the same included breakfast served all over the US. Great bed, large flat screen, updated bathroom with dependable water service, business center and your standard converted large hotel room / workout room on the ground floor. There is a nice outdoor pool as part of the large shaded patio and lawn fenced off from the foot traffic, horse drawn carriages, and trolleys of Historic Charleston. Front desk and servers could not be nicer. One block from the hippest part of C-ton on King Street with the newest bars and restaurants in town and nicely away from the heart of the tourist zone. Short walk to all of the attractions of Charleston.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District
Address: 345 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403-6439
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Charleston
#17 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#21 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District 2.5*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District, you’ll experience antebellum architecture and fabulous shops of the King Street historic district right outside our hotel. Our Charleston hotel is in downtown Charleston adjacent to the Charleston Museum, the nation's oldest museum. Wake up to Hampton’s free hot breakfast. Explore nearby 18th century plantations, churches, and the Charleston city market, walking distance from our hotel. ... more   less 
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